1. Not only was the conference sold out, the teens were SOLD OUT!
2. I think it was, by God's grace, the best youth leader session Doug Holliday and yours truly have done to date.
3. The youth leader’s session was held in a children’s church setting
1. It was just 7 minutes from my house. I could literally roll out of bed into the conference (well, maybe not literally!)
2. It sounded like an earthquake from back stage when the youth groups were first let in on Friday night!
3. We had a group from Teen Challenge
1. It was in San Diego! (technically El Cajon, but close enough!)
2. The teenagers were on fire! The room was a virtual dance party when the teens came back from their outreach experience.
3. They "got" every skit and were a very responsive crowd.
4. Tons of teenagers
1. There was a TON of decisions for Christ and to share Christ on Friday night.
3. The youth leaders
1. The teenagers were pumped! From backstage we could hear the buzz of a few thousands teenagers getting ready to make a huge impact on Seattle for Jesus!
2. The Digital Age. It was our first time traveling with this band. They are humble, friendly and excellent at
1. Intercessory prayer has to be part of every Dare 2 Share conference in the future.
After experiencing the 30 minute prayer time on the Saturday night of the Reverse Tour I don't think we can ever go back to not spending at least some time in intercessory
Wow! It was a crazy, exciting and transformative weekend we just had in Washington DC. Here are 7 things I loved about the conference we just finished in our nation's capitol (Technically we did it in Woodbridge, VA but...close enough!)
1. It was the loudest crowd for it's size the entire
1. The powerful response time on Friday night (tons of teenagers made decisions!)
2. My kids Face-timing me while I was on stage with Propaganda and Zane on Saturday afternoon trying to tell me our lizard died (I turned down the sound on my phone so I wasn't sure
1. Getting the privilege of meeting, training and collaborating with youth leaders on how to build a "Deep and Wide" youth ministry model.
2. Randomly bumping into youth leaders and having great, kingdom-advancing chats all weekend.
3. Having a steak dinner with the "Evangelism Linebacker" (aka "Derwin